Few recent releases have had such an impact on the tuner industry as the Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. One could argue this fun RWD platform saved the tuning scene - illustrated at Tokyo Auto Salon the past few years. Aftermarket diversity was lacking when the hot coupe came out; everyone and their mommas rocked the same parts simply because parts were limited.
Now, however, tuning shops all over the world are figuring out how to make the Toyota 86 much better. While SEMA only happened a few months ago, there's no better place to find the latest and greatest than the country the chassis originated from, Japan.
Some of you might know that I drive a Scion FR-S, so naturally I gravitated towards products for the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ while at this year's Tokyo Auto Salon. After recovering from jetlag and dropping gigs of photos on my computer, I narrowed down the most awesome 86/FR-S/BRZ products into the Top 15 you'll find below:
Carbon Fiber Intake Box
Instead of sucking in hot air with an open air cleaner, JUN designed this carbon intake box alternative. Because it's separated from the heated engine bay, it delivers cool air to the engine effectively.
High Lift Camshaft
JUN Auto has produced high-output engines for 60 years. I'm pretty sure these high lift camshafts are guaranteed to crank out more horsepower from your FA20 motor.
Improve exhaust flow with this beautifully made exhaust manifold.
Advanced Power Air Cleaner
By using a large diameter funnel, this Advanced Power Air Cleaner more easily achieves high-intake efficiency. The anodized blue cooling shield looks pretty sick too!
Racing Oil Cooler Kit
Adopting the standard Delon cup type core, it's designed to be mounted in a variety of positions. A built-in thermostat is used for accurate oil temperature readings.
Bolt-On Turbo System
This is Blitz's answer to your undeniable power craving.
Voltex Swan Neck spoiler
I'll admit this spoiler isn't for everyone, but I think it looks amazeballs. Just check out the Weld Scion FR-S or Ken Gushi's personal car.
Super Ex Basic Version exhaust manifold
This manifold is manufactured from high quality SUS304 steel to improve exhaust efficiency and engine response while keeping decibel levels at a reasonable volume. This one will definitely do a number on your wallet though at a price of 259,200 yen, roughly $2,000 - get it while the exchange rate is in our favor!
Authorize V version 2
Fujitsubo's exhausts are perfect for tuners that don't want an extremely loud note, but require power gains. Even at 5,000rpm the exhaust tested at 83 dB . However smash the pedal to redline and you'll have it screaming up to 100 dB.
This supercharger was designed specifically for the high compression nature of the FA20. The twin-screw type supercharger increases power by 32.4% and torque over 43% (according to the manufacturer) and is a completely bolt-on.
Enkei 6666 wheels
Although these debuted last year, these wheels and the FR-S/BRZ is a match made in heaven.
Waste Sports Carbon Front Under Spoiler
This handmade spoiler is an easy bolt-on mod for an aggressive face.